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September 8 - October 17, 2020

Install Views

Locks Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of new oil paintings by Philadelphia-based artist Neysa Grassi (b. 1951). Grassi’s seductive surfaces, built slowly over time through a meditative process of layering and burnishing, evoke geological and meteorological phenomena. Continuously emerging and dissolving, her atmospheric images yield a portrait of flux—a compressed record of the passage of time.

Each work takes months, sometimes years, to complete and the resulting paintings are hauntingly beautiful, emergent forms born out of a laborious communion of materiality and consciousness.

Winter Winds, 2020, oil on panel, 48 x 46 inches

Path, 2020, oil on panel, 20 x 20 inches

Distant Winds, 2020, oil on panel, 48 x 46 inches

Storm Season, 2020, oil on panel, 46 x 48 inches

Trembling River in Spring, 2020, oil on panel, 48 x 46 inches